Social environment modulates photoperiodic immune and reproductive responses in adult male white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).

@article{Pyter2005SocialEM,
  title={Social environment modulates photoperiodic immune and reproductive responses in adult male white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).},
  author={Leah M. Pyter and Gretchen N. Neigh and Randy J Nelson},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={288 4},
  pages={R891-6}
}
Social cues may interact with photoperiod to regulate seasonal adaptations in photoperiod-responsive rodents. Specifically, photoperiod-induced adjustments (e.g., reproduction and immune function) may differ among individuals in heterosexual pairs, same-sex pairs, or isolation. Heterosexual cues may be more influential, based on their potential fitness value, than same-sex cues or no social cues. The present study examined the effects of pair (with a male or female) or individual housing on… CONTINUE READING